A State of the Art on Railway Simulation Modelling Software Packages and Their Application to Designing Baggage Transfer Services

Yeung, Ho Ki and Marinov, Marin (2018). A State of the Art on Railway Simulation Modelling Software Packages and Their Application to Designing Baggage Transfer Services. IN: Sustainable Rail Transport. Fraszczyk, Anna and Marinov, Marin (eds) Sustainable Rail Transport . Springer.

Abstract

There is a new baggage transfer service suggested in Newcastle Central Station. In order to prove that this service is feasible, a simulation model can be developed to test the concept and operating pattern behind. For the purposes of this paper, we intend to organize a literature review on simulation modelling software packages employed to study service design. Specifically, this paper has compared five different simulation software packages used by the railway industry to study service-related challenges. As a result, it is suggested that SIMUL8, a macroscopic discrete event-based software package, should be used among the five compared ones because of its simplicity and the ability to give practical results for the design and performance of such a baggage transfer system.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78544-8_7
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering systems & management
Event Title: RailExchange 2017
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2017-10-04 - 2017-10-06
Full Text Link: https://eprint. ... 2ED68A08905.pdf
Related URLs: http://link.spr ... 3-319-78544-8_7 (Publisher URL)
Published Date: 2018-06-20
Authors: Yeung, Ho Ki
Marinov, Marin

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